3 Ways to Create a Festive Atmosphere

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Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Kim DiMaggio

As we usher in the holiday season, we often invite others into our homes to celebrate and spend time together. An easy way to create a festive atmosphere is with a natural air freshener. There are several ways to do this; here, we highlight three simple options. Each one can be customized to suit your favorite scent blends.

6 Cozy Diffuser Blends for Autumn

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Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: L. Katherine Roberts

Here in Southern California, moving from one season to the next happens subtly and often later in the year than other locations. In October and sometimes even November, 80- or 90-degree days aren’t unusual. When the weather does start to cool down and temperatures drop in the evenings, it’s a refreshing breath of cold air. To help encourage this transition in my home, I like to fill the rooms with cozy diffuser blends.

40 Ways to Celebrate the Senses of Autumn

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Photo Credit: David Lezcano

With autumn right around the corner, it’s that time of year when we start dreaming of cooler weather, cozy sweaters, and leaves changing colors. Here at Willow and Sage, we savor the respite from the heat and welcome a pause from our normal routines. Fall brings with it shorter daylight hours and a sense of hygge — it’s about being content where you are in that moment.

How to Make Beeswax Paper

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For those who are looking for interesting ways to use up leftover beeswax, beeswax paper may be the answer for you. It’s quick and easy to make, and the end result is nothing short of stunning: the wax gives normal paper an aged and antique look, and the smell is heavenly! Use this beeswax paper to package bars of soap or wrap special gifts. 

Benefits of 5 Essential Oils

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Photo Credit: Mariana Rascão

The following five essential oils are not only beneficial topically, but can aid in many areas simply by breathing them in. You can even add any of these oils to your homemade candles for an extra boost!

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